Month of October Halloween
Check out my CLASSROOM project request at:
Give to my classroom by October 7, 2015 and your donation will be doubled thanks to Just enter the code SPARK on the payment page and you'll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $100). 

Fundraising Fun!!

If you missed our fundraiser, do not fret.  At any time this school year you can go to and shop.  Use our school code: 4177820 (Bess Truman Primary School) when making purchases and the company will give our school the profits of the purchase.  As always thank you for supporting our school!


Grandparents Day was a huge hit!

The students and staff always enjoy showing off our great school.  This year was no exception!  Check out the many ways our students showed the grandparents the many things they are learning at Bess Truman!  To watch a child reading to Grandma and Grandpa-- PRICELESS!

New Breakfast/Lunch Prices
Meal Prices-Full Pay
Breakfast (K-12) $1.35
Breakfast (Adult) $1.50
Lunch (K-6) $2.10
Lunch (7-12) $2.35
Lunch (Adult) $2.75

Meal Prices-Reduced
Breakfast (K-12) $0.30
Lunch (K-12) $0.40

Milk (all) $0.40




Important Dates:

        10/6   Kindergarten Pumpkin Patch (due to limited space/no                                  parents please)
        10/6 PTO Meeting @ 6:30
        10/8   Black Day (Kindergarten wear Black)
        10/15  White Day (Kindergarten wear White)
        10/19  Fire Safety Day
        10/19 & 10/20 Parent Teacher Conference
        10/22  Pink Day (Kindergarten wear Pink)
        10/23  NO SCHOOL
        10/29  Gray Day (Kindergarten wear Gray)
        10/31   Parade @ 11:45, Party @12:00 & Early Out

Bess Truman Slideshow

            Bess Truman T-Shirts & SweatShirts

Understanding Feedback on Student Work

You will notice this year that student work is graded differently than it has been in the past for 1st - 4th grade.  In order to give better feedback about students’ present level of performance, we are reporting on individual standards.  We are giving feedback in the form of levels of mastery rather than letter grades that are based on a percentage of points earned.  

When you see your child’s papers marked with a 3, 2, or 1, here is what that means.

3 = On Target for the grade level standard

2 = Approaching the grade level standard

1 = Emerging knowledge/skills on the grade level standard.

In student terms it looks like this: